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Consultant Profile

Debbie Sharples

Colorectal nurse specialist

Debbie is an advanced nurse practitioner providing therapeutic colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy.

She is also qualified to work in theatres as a surgeon’s assistant with the colorectal team.

Debbie has been a nurse since 1995 and has worked as a junior sister in endoscopy, a nurse practitioner in medicine and retuned to surgery in 2002 and since this time has worked as a colorectal nurse specialist.

Debbie is accredited in both colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy by the Joint Advisory Group and completed an advanced colonoscopy and polypectomy training, all of which allows her to offer patient’s more nurse-led services.

Whilst working she has gained her first degree and masters degrees in education and now teaches registrars in colonoscopy. She is currently working towards attaining bowel scope accreditation in order to become a screener within the trust in addition to upper GI endoscopy training.


Debbie sees patients at Wansbeck General Hospital.